All About Chevrons – A Practical Scrappers Specialty Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Specialty Team’s first Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Kim Ryden‘s site. If not and you want to go back to the beginning, head on over to the Practical Scrappers site and start anew. Remember that Practical Scrappers is doing a giveaway. Scrapbook Pal has graciously offered to sponsor this hop and we are going to be giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store!  Details on how to enter are on the Practical Scrappers blog.

Today we are sharing projects using one of the hottest trends on the market right now, CHEVRONS. Love them or hate them they seem to be here to stay (for a bit longer anyway) and are showing up in all sorts of colour variations, sizes and embellishments. Instead of creating something new for you all today I decided to take a look back at 5 of my favourite projects that featured chevrons as well as show you 5 NEW products featuring Chevrons that I am excited to see in my local stores!

Ready? Here we go.

#5 – Camera Shy


I chose this one for a couple reasons. It’s not the greatest layout, I admit. It feels a bit haphazard and thrown together to me. Which it was! This was my very first attempt at creating a Start To Finish layout video (click on the photo to be taken to the original post so you can see it … if you dare mwa ha ha ha!!!) Scrapping on camera is a very different experience than scrapping quietly in my little nook with no one watching!! 🙂  As I tend to dig into my scrap basket as soon as I’ve picked my back ground paper, this layout represents that well. Plus there are 2 different chevron patterns on here!

#4 – Happy 40th Birthday

Happy 40th bday card for SNR blog

This was done for a blog post over at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. If you click on the photo you will be taken to the post where you’ll see the photo inspiration I used to get my colour palette. For the papers I used a 6×6 My Mind’s Eye paper pad. Did you know that the designs in a 6×6 paper pad are the exact same ones on their 12×12 papers only scaled down? This makes them perfect for card making! Also, if you find the scale of a design intimidating in a 12×12 version, odds are the 6×6 size will be more manageable. This was the case with the green chevron you see on this card.

#3 – Can’t Get Enough Soccer

LOAD513-2 Can't Get Enough Soccer

For this layout I first adapted a chevron cut file that I downloaded from the Silhouette store to be 12″ x 12″ then I cut it onto thin chipboard. Voila! Instant misting mask for my hand made ombre paper.

#2 – For The Love of Owls

LOAD513-1 For The Love of Owls

Here I used traditional chevrons (the gorgeous Dear Lizzy vellum) as well as a variation on the chevron – the arrow print paper (also Dear Lizzy). There may not be a ton of chevron print on this layout but the little glimpses you get of that hoardable vellum is enough to make this layout fall in my top 5 favs.

And my #1 favourite – China Dolls

May's layout sketch for Practical Scrappers

I just love this paper from Crate Paper’s The Pier collection. The giant chevrons. The rainbow of colour. The distressed feel to the image. What’s not to love, right?

Okay, now you’ve seen my favourite projects, here’s a look at some new products that will be hitting the shelves soon.

#1 – Crate Paper has done it again. All the collections contain some sort of chevron pattern but there is one collection in particular I wanted to show you. It’s called Close Knit and here are a few of my favourite patterns from it.

Crate Paper Close Knit - giant grey V Crate Paper Close Knit - wood grain multi colour chevronCrate Paper Close Knit - lace chevron

The grey one reminds me of a v-neck sweater and while it may not be a chevron in the traditional sense, it still fits in my book!

Chevron + wood grain = total and complete BLISS!

And last but not least, that is a chevron out of lace. LACE!! Be still my beating heart!!

#2 – Bella Blvd is releasing a line of basics and the ones I wanted to show you are called … appropriately enough … Daily Chevies. Check it out.

Bella Blvd Daily Chevies and Everyday Bits
See that top row of multi coloured chevrons? The collection has 6 papers each with a different tone on tone chevron on one side and then one of the other patterns you see on the other. How cool is that?!

#3 – Allison Kreft’s new Christmas line for Webster’s Pages made me swoon when I saw it (view a preview vid at Two Peas here). She’s got papers with chevrons but I saw these that I want to share with you today.

Allison Kreft for Webster's Pages - mini envelopes

Aren’t these the cutest little envelopes? They’d be perfect in a December Daily to tuck event tickets into or (for me) the notes I leave my girls in their Advent Calendar.

#4 – My Mind’s Eye came out with a new Halloween line which includes these frame-able cards.

My Mind's Eye - Happy Haunting Frameable cards

See that one with the witches hat? It says “The Witch Is In!” I NEED one of those for all year round!! LOL! Oh, and it doesn’t show in this picture but the orange parts are glitter! Fun!!

#5 – Also from My Mind’s Eye are new colour packs of washi Decorative Tape.

My Minds Eye Decorative Tape

Each pack comes with 7 or 8 different tapes in it, all in the same colour palette. Each pack has one version with a chevron motif. ALL the motifs are super cute though, no?

Well that’s my round up. Now you’re off to Dawn Carlyle’s blog. In case you get lost here is a list of all the designers participating today.

Practical Scrappers

Kim Ryden

Alison Day ** YOU ARE HERE **

Dawn Carlyle
Bev Code
Michelle James
Jennifer Haggerty
Becci Manies
Charity Hotrum
Laura Cox
Michelle Johns
Christine Meyer
Kerri Yarus

Thanks for hopping with us today. Please leave me a comment and one lucky person will receive a goody bag from me. So far it’s got some brads, metal tabs, calendar tags, journaling spots, stickers, vellum butterflies and several papers and letter sticker sheets. I’ll keep adding to it over the weekend and draw a name on Monday. To get your name in the drawing you just have to leave me a comment. Good luck everyone! Have a great weekend!

As a funny coincidence – Bella Blvd has just posted a HUGE giveaway of all (yes, ALL) their new lines. Including the Daily Chevies that I talked about above. To check it out and get your name in the hat, go here.

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27 Responses to All About Chevrons – A Practical Scrappers Specialty Team Blog Hop

  1. Jennifer H says:

    Great projects!! I love chevrons! And I’m loving your favorite picks! Can’t wait for all of this great paper to start shipping! 🙂

  2. Charity Hotrum says:

    love that owl layout. that must have been a GREAT experience!!!

    • daydesigns says:

      Thanks Charity. She has a great future in activism! Her love for those owls is so awesome!

  3. Leslii says:

    Great job, Alison! I think my favorite is the 40 card…

  4. Molly says:

    I love the page with the little girl and owl. The colors are great:)
    nice blog

  5. Michelle says:

    These are some cute pages! And the new products look fun too!

    • daydesigns says:

      Thanks Michelle. I’m seriously saving my pennies these days in anticipation of them flying out of my pocket as soon as they hit stores!!

  6. Patricia F. says:

    Loving the layouts! Great use of some fun colors! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Darlene S says:

    I love your last layout called 3 China girls. and I cant wait to get some of that MME decorative tape.

    • daydesigns says:

      Thanks Darlene. That is definitely one that makes me happy every time I look at it. Glad others like it too.

  8. Too much Chevron Goodness!

  9. Bev Code says:

    amazing use of chevrons.. love them on so many themes of layouts

  10. Karen says:

    such a clever idea to make your own stencil. thanks for sharing!

  11. Holly B says:

    I am partial to the birthday card. I could have it all made except for the number and at that on in a flash. Great idea and the chevrons are just the perfect touch!

    • daydesigns says:

      Thanks Holly. It’s nice to have your design choices validated by other’s good opinions. 🙂

  12. Holly Barkalow says:

    I am partial to the birthday card. The chevrons add the perfect touch.

  13. Mandi Holmes says:

    I am in love with everything you posted too.

  14. Denise Parcells says:

    LOVE #5. The inking is awesome!

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